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Vineyard Theatre Delays First Preview of Michael Mayer Helmed BROOKLYNITE Featuring Ann Harada, Nick Choksi, Matt Doyle, Nicolette Robinson, Andrew Call, Nick Cordero and More

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The first preview of Vineyard Theatre’s World Premiere of BROOKLYNITE, originally set for tonight, January 30, 2015, has been postponed by one day, due to lost tech rehearsals that were interrupted by Winter Storm Juno earlier this week.

Ann Harada

Ann Harada

Helmed by Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer (HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, SPRING AWAKENING), BROOKLYNITE will open on Wednesday, February 25th. This limited engagement continues through Sunday March 22nd.

Mr. Mayer will direct a company that features Andrew Call (FOUND, ROCK OF AGES), Gerard Canonico (SPRING AWAKENING), Max Chernin (BRIGHT STAR), Nick Choksi (INDIAN INK, NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812), Nick Cordero (BULLETS OVER BROADWAY), Matt Doyle (WAR HORSE, THE BOOK OF MORMON), Carla Duren (110 IN THE SHADE), Ann Harada (AVENUE Q at The Vineyard and on Broadway, CINDERELLA), John-Michael Lyles (ANGELINA BALLERINA), Grace McLean (BEDBUGS, NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812), Tom Alan Robbins (THE LION KING, SUNSET BOULEVARD), Nicolette Robinson (“The Affair” – Showtime, “Hart of Dixie” – CW Network), and Remy Zaken (SPRING AWAKENING, THE ANTHEM).

With book by Peter Lerman and Michael Mayer and music and lyrics by Peter Lerman (winner of the Jonathan Larson Award), BROOKLYNITE will be choreographed by Steven Hoggett (THE LAST SHIP, THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, ONCE) and directed byMichael Mayer.

BROOKLYNITE features scenic design by Donyale Werle, costume design by Andrea Lauer, lighting design by Kevin Adams, and sound design by Kai Harada, with Kimberly Grigsby serving as musical director.

Nicolette Robinson and Matt Doyle. Photo courtesy of Brooklynite/Vineyard Theatre

Nicolette Robinson and Matt Doyle. Photo courtesy of Brooklynite/Vineyard Theatre

In BROOKLYNITE, Trey Swieskowski (Matt Doyle) is an idealistic hardware store clerk who dreams of becoming a superhero. Astrolass (Nicolette Robinson), Brooklyn’s most celebrated superhero, is determined to throw in the cape and live like a normal Brooklynite. When they meet they hatch a plan that will change their lives forever. But can they save Brooklyn when it suddenly teeters on the brink of disaster?

BROOKLYNITE is inspired by the real Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company located in Park Slope and based on characters created by Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman.

Vineyard Theatre is a non-profit theatre company dedicated to new work, bold programming, and the support of artists. One of America’s preeminent centers for the creation of new plays and musicals, Vineyard Theatre has consistently premiered provocative, groundbreaking works by both new and established writers. From our Tony Award-winning AVENUE Q, Obie Award-winning [title of show], Kander and Ebb’s THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS (12 Tony nominations), and Nicky Silver’s THE LYONS—which all went on to Broadway runs—to our Pulitzer Prize-winning plays HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE by Paula Vogel andTHREE TALL WOMEN by Edward Albee, to such notable projects as Tarell Alvin McCraney’s WIG OUT!, Nicky Silver’s PTERODACTYLS, Becky Mode’s FULLY COMMITTED, Craig Lucas’ THE DYING GAUL, Polly Pen’s GOBLIN MARKET, Christopher Shinn’s WHERE DO WE LIVE, Cornelius Eady’sBRUTAL IMAGINATION, Gina Gionfriddo’s AFTER ASHLEY, the Laura Nyro musical ELI’S COMIN’, Anne Washburn’s THE INTERNATIONALIST, Julia Cho’s THE PIANO TEACHER, Ben Katchor and Mark Mulcahy’s THE SLUG BEARERS OF KAYROL ISLAND, Jenny Schwartz’s GOD’S EAR, and more recent acclaimed productions of The Civilians’ THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY, Colman Domingo’s A BOY AND HIS SOUL, Adam Rapp’s THE METAL CHILDREN, Will Eno’s MIDDLETOWN, and Hunter Bell, Susan Blackwell and Jeff Bowen’s NOW.HERE.THIS., we strive to produce new work that challenges both our audiences and artists. Works premiered at The Vineyard have garnered two Pulitzer Prizes, three Tony Awards, and numerous OBIE, Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics, and New York Drama Critics Circle Awards. It is our goal to bring a spirit of adventure and risk to the art of making theatre, and we’re proud to be the recipient of special OBIE, Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Awards for Sustained Excellence.

Other articles about Ann Harada:
Vineyard Theatre Presents World Premiere of Michael Mayer Helmed BROOKLYNITE Featuring Ann Harada, Nick Choksi, Matt Doyle, Nicolette Robinson, Andrew Call and More, January 30 – March 22 
Ann Harada Ends Run on Broadway in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ‘Cinderella’ on December 14; Set for World Premiere of ‘Brooklynite’ at The Vineyard in January 2015
Photos: Harriet Harris, John Tartaglia, Christine Toy Johnson, Alan Muraoka, James Saito and More celebrate Ann Harada’s Debut at Lincoln Center in the American Songbook Series
Feb. 22: Lincoln Center Presents Cinderella’s Ann Harada in the American Songbook Series in the Allen Room at Frederick P. Rose Hall
Ann Harada Plays Cinderella’s Stepsister Charlotte in Broadway Premiere of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella at the Broadway Theatre
Christine Toy Johnson, Thom Sesma, Ali Ewoldt, Jose Llana, Ann Harada, Telly Leung and More Set for The Asian American Composers and Lyricists Project at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre on May 19, 2013
Photos: Christine Toy Johnson, Baayork Lee, Jose Llana, Ann Harada, Dodie Pettit and More at Charles Randolph-Wright’s “Three Voices” concert series at Stage 72
Photos and Video: Daniel Dae Kim, Ann Harada, Greg Watanabe and More at Jeanne Sakata’s Hold These Truths starring Joel de la Fuente
Shinsai: Theaters for Japan Photos: (8pm) with Oskar Eustis, Patti LuPone, Lisa Emery, Ann Harada, Paolo Montalban, Thom Sesma, Sab Shimono, Henry Stram, Richard Thomas, John Weidman and more

Other Articles by Lia Chang:Other Articles by Lia Chang:
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Vineyard Theatre Presents World Premiere of Michael Mayer Helmed BROOKLYNITE Featuring Ann Harada, Nick Choksi, Matt Doyle, Nicolette Robinson, Andrew Call and More, January 30 – March 22
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Remembering Garland Lee Thompson, Sr. (1938-2014); Memorial Set for February 14, 2015
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Photos: Playwright Ayad Akhtar, Josh Radnor and Aasif Mandvi Talk DISGRACED at The Drama Book Shop
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Photos: Joe Mantegna and Danny Ramm Talk about ‘Criminal Minds’ Season 10 Episode Honoring Veterans and the late Meshach Taylor
Photos: Tony Award Winning Playwright David Henry Hwang, NEFA, Graham Sheffield CBE and Susan Stockton Receive 2015 ISPA Awards
Photos: Late Night at HERE LIES LOVE with Jaygee Macapugay, David Byrne, Jose Llana, Conrad Ricamora, Melody Butiu and More
Photos: Andrew Rannells and Zuzanna Szadkowski Visit Richard Thomas, Anna Chlumsky, Julie Halston and Annaleigh Ashford at YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU
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